Yudhoyono arrives in Switzerland for WEF
Yudhoyono will also deliver a speech on energy before executives of global energy companies. -The Jakarta Post/ANN
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his entourage arrived at Zurich International Airport in Switzerland at 9.30 p.m. on Wednesday (local time).
The presidential aircraft, Garuda Indonesia Airbus 330-300, landed safely after flying for nine hours from Palam Military Airport in New Delhi.
The Yudhoyono spent the night in Zurich before heading to Davos, a three-hour drive from Zurich, to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF), tempointeraktif.com reported Thursday.
The President is scheduled to present a keynote speech and attend a questions-and-answers session with WEF chairman Klaus Schwab.
This will be Yudhoyono's first attendance at the forum.
Indonesia will host the WEF for East Asia from July 12 to 13.
In Davos, Yudhoyono will also deliver a speech on energy before executives of global energy companies.
Along with Mexican President Felipe Calderun, Finnish President Tarja Halonen and South African President Jacob G Zuma, Yudhoyono will act as a panelist in the sustainable development session.
He is also scheduled to attend a session meeting on economic growth and world trade revitalization, to be attended by British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Counselor Angela Merkel and WTO Director Pascal Lamy.
On the sidelines of the forum, Yudhoyono will have bilateral meetings with a number of heads of state, including Columbia President Juan Manuel Santos, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and President of the Switzerland Confederation Micheline Clamy Rey.
Yudhyono is also scheduled to meet with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, former US president Bill Clinton, and former British prime minister Tony Blair.
-The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network
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